Latest news and update is at https://www.gov.uk/student-visa
The visa you need will depend on your age and the type of study you want to do.
You must apply for your student visa application online using the British Government’s official website https://www.gov.uk/student-visa
You can apply up to three months before your intended date of travel to the UK. Your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.
Kindly check UK Home office website for the latest student visa fee. There is also Fast track visa application service for quick
You will need to select a Post Office branch from where to collect your BRP card. You should choose a branch near your campus so we can support you – please follow this link to do so www.cambridgeeducationgroup.com/BRPcollectionOC
If any of your supporting documents are not in English, you will need to have them translated. Each translated document must be dated, and include the translator’s name and signature and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document.
You must provide evidence of your knowledge of the English language when you apply for your visa.
If you are applying for a degree level course at a UK University, it will be up to University to assess your English level by means of exams/ University Internal Test / Online exams or by your past academic grades. Kindly check with your UK University what proof they want.
If you are applying for a below degree level course eg. Pathways ( Foundation/ Pre Master, Pre Sessional English ), HND, ACCA, Diploma and Certificate courses, UK Home office require passing a secure English language test. For details see
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have minimum English language requirements for reading, writing, listening and speaking according to your level of study. Your education institution (sponsor) may have different English language requirements.
Our sister organization Institute of Career Development offer various English Tests both online / at test center. See https://myscs.org/tests/ for tests we offer and related link. You can book / pay for test online at www.store.icd.org.pk
We do offer IDP IELTS, TOEFL, Language Cert, Skills for English SELT exams, Cambridge English exams ( CAE/FCE/BEC/Linguaskill ) and Duolingo English Test.
As part of your application, you must also obtain a biometric residence permit (BRP) from UKVI. You will need to make an appointment with UKVI to have your fingers and thumbs scanned and a digital photo taken of your face.
VFS UK is managing visa applications and you may visit there web site https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/pk/en for latest updates about visa submission process, appointment booking and visa fee
VAC gives you a receipt once your application has been submitted.
UK home office will conduct a credibility interview at the Visa Application Centre when the student applicant attends to submit their application and biometric information (fingerprint and photograph). Interview can also be conducted by UK University before issuing CAS / Offer letter to check your suitability. SCS can prepare you for that interview so that you can answer all questions in right way.
Process for Credibility Interview:
The students under 18 with Young Savers account
The students aged 18 and over – unless students have an official birth certificate (issued at a time of birth), it is recommended placing the required balance for tuition and living expenses in their personal bank account.